The impact of crime on small businesses in south africa

How likely are small businesses to be hit by crime? What types of crime? Violent crime? How much does it cost them, and constrain job creation and growth? Commissioned by the Office of the Presidency, SBP’s disturbing report provides the first evidence-based answers to these questions. It draws on the experiences and perceptions of 450 emerging (mainly black) small business owners in and around the major metropolitan areas, and operating in industrial sectors with the potential to contribute to economic growth and job creation